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Anthophora orotavae (Saunders, 1904)

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Coleoptera
  • Family: Apidae
DD Data Deficient
IUCN Red List Status:

Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries


Rasmont, P., Dehon, M. & Ortiz Sánchez, F.J.

García, M., Roberts, S. & Kemp, J.R.


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Assessment Rationale:

Listed as Data Deficient as there is no information available on the population size, trends, habitat and threats. Research should be conducted in order to determine the status of this species. In view of its very restricted global distribution, future research may show that A. orotavae warrants being placed in a threatened category.

Geographic Range:

This species is endemic to Tenerife and Gran Canaria, Canary Islands (Spain) (Hohmann et al. 1993, Rasmont 2014).

Spain - Canaries
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Biogeographic Realms:
Endemic Canaries


Habitat and Ecology

The species has been recorded up to 1,500 m asl on Asteraceae, Boraginaceae, Brassicaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae, Frankeniaceae, Lamiaceae, Liliaceae, Nyctagynaceae, Scrophulariaceae and Solanaceae species (Hohmann et al. 1993)

It is on the wing from January to June and from November to December, so it is probably bivoltine, in that it has two generations per year. 

There is no further information available on the habitat of this species, although it can be assumed to occur on Mediterranean-type shrubland.

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Conservation Actions

The species is not listed in any National Red Lists or Red Data Books. There are no conservation actions in place for this species, and it is unknown whether its distribution overlaps with any protected areas within its very limited global range. Further research should be conducted to determine the population size, trends, habitat and threats to the species.